Mayor Allevato’s desperation to hold on to a $360/mo job was in plain view with the latest “Send in the Clowns” mailer. This week’s $5,000 bit-o-glossy-propaganda marks a new low for the Allevato machine as they anonymously mock, demean and marginalize citizens seeking legitimate political redress from a non-responsive government.
Frankly as one of the “RECALL buffoon” working earnestly to OVERHAUL A BROKEN Council majority that includes Larry Kramer, John Taylor & Sam Allevato I am startled by these tactics and the money being spent to retain political power and easy access to our collective wallets.
The outlandishness of the Mayor’s “clown message” makes this an opportune time to review WHY we “clowns” are spending our weekends meeting neighbors to gather Recall signatures ….instead of relaxing with our families.
It’s not just because the Allevato majority REFUSES to deliver cheaper less corrosive water to OUR homes.
Or…that they continue to fight a COURT ORDERED roll back of ILLEGAL punitive tiered rates including refunding millions of dollars in illegal “recycled” water charges.
Or, because the Mayor’s majority ignores the environmental threat and potential clean-up costs of the salt water intrusion caused by depleting our vital ground water tables.
Or, the fact that all 3 men agree that its OK for San Juan Capistrano residents to pay the entire cost of a faulty REGIONAL emergency ground water plant that will serve 3 other OC communities who pay nothing.
Or, even because Mr. Allevato’s majority knowingly trampled the 1st Amendment when they kicked a local “watchdog” publication, CCS off ALL CITY PROPERTY.
Beyond the obvious water & 1st Amendment grievances...this recall reflects our determination to have done with a political machine that treats our wallets like a piggy bank and our village like a speed bump for their next housing project. This recall is the 1st step towards RE-building a RESIDENT-CENTERED CITY HALL MAJORITY. A durable new majority that consistently PROTECTS our quality of life and our wallets by figuring out how to curb the cost of local government rather than being beholding to a well-oiled political machine.